Bob's Brown Ale | Georgetown Brewing Company

BA SCORE
66.7%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 15 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Georgetown Brewing Company
Washington, United States
georgetownbeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Arguably one of our most important and popular brews, Bob's Brown Ale is brewed once a year and released every May 14th (Bob's birthday). 100% of the proceeds from Bob's are donated in honor of Charles "Bob" Hirsch to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and Alaska to provide a "home away from home" for Children's Hospital patients and families. A big, chocolaty, hoppy brown brew, the only thing nutty about it are the brewers that make it.


Added by RoyalT on 09-25-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,311
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
Liked:
10
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
7.12%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Telestic:
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This brown was brown all right, about as perfect a brown as you could find. The head was nice and sported a colorful tan.

Smell – The malts were bready at the nose and heavily toasted. There was a little sugary sweetness in there as well.

Taste – The malts are thick at the taste. The yeast from the nose comes over big time as well, and the light maple flavor in the rear nicely rounds out the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel – This is a solid medium-bodied with some faint carbonation and a noticeable bitterness in the middle.

Drinkability – I haven’t had too many good PacNW Brown Ales, but this one was nice. I especially enjoyed the fact that they didn’t do a full court press with the hops.

Comments – I had the chance to enjoy this at the 2005 Fremont Oktoberfest, which exceeded expectations.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of DOCRW
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a semi-dark brown color with a bar pour's kind of slim white foamy head. Quick dissipation to leave barely any lace.
The aroma had some sweet nuts, huge caramel/toffee malt base. Some dark bread, somewhat like toast.
The flavor copied the aroma exceptionally sweet and kindly flowing into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed to sit just a touch under and having a pretty nice sessionable quality about it. Carbonation felt fine, maybe a touch under, but that didn't bother me. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nice brown ale, but couldn't entirely tell if it was an American or an English styled one. Perhaps have again if I was in the Seattle area.

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Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap at the Hillside in Seattle. It's just marketed as "Bob's Beer" now.

Appearance: medium brown with a moderate haze and a finger of creamy tan foam. Quite attractive.

Smell: lightly caramelly with a dash of toast. Not very strong but a decent and classic brown ale aroma.

Taste: lightly toasty and a bit nutty with a moderately sweet malt and a rather up-front bitterness. A solid brown.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: not a bad version of yeah style. Bitterness is a tad high but that's hardly the end of the world.

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Photo of Erik-P
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncherf
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TobyRoseman
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Zaximus
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bob's Brown Ale from Georgetown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 66.7% out of 100 with 15 ratings
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